Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Watou, Belgium


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This name became a reference. This beer is mostly pointed out with its product name: “a Paterke”. This “Paterke” is a chestnut coloured dark beer with a high fermentation (6.7 alcohol content) and a full taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2004
Hazy ruby brown in colour, huge beige head. Malty, spicy and slightly minty aroma. Sweet and a bit bready flavour, some cocoa, caramell and vanilla flavours. Sweet and spicy finish. Thin body...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Light sweetness, sugar, and some maltiness. Overshadowed by canvas and lactic sourness, bit of metal. Light hops, too. Deep copper red clear with off-white thin lacing head. Medium high carbonation in medium watery, slightly heavy body. Chalky afterfeel. Starts with a bit of sweetness and no acidity, light bitterness. Finish is medium bitter - very dry, with some acidic nuttiness to it. After is dry and puckerish, nutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Bottle pours dirty brown, light off-white head, light carbonation, with nice lacing.   Dark malts and pitted fruit on the nose, but very subtle.   Flavor is somewhat malty, moreso than I recall having in a Belgian.   Light plum/fig flavor as well, but again, very subtle.   Mouthfeel is good, not overly carbonated, but the flavor isn’t all that enticing.   Mediocre belgian.   Save your money for the Abt 12, it IS worth it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - APR 28, 2004
A dark brown hue and a fruity, yeasty nose. The flavor is slightly bland compared to what I was expecting. Not earth shattering by any means. Sub-par compared to the other beers they brew. Still quality though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7910) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2004
Very dark brown; preposterously huge, brown head, fast dwindling. Chocolate malt, mintsoap, touch woody in the nose. Sharp woody flavour to start with, then soft sweet malt comes adrift under a sharper roasted profile. Still some chocolate. Rather flat, dead mouthfeel, it's as if the beer's tired. Shame, because quite OK so far. Not thin, however. Not bad overall, but its bigger brothers are way more interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2004
A luscious velvety texture, that has a dark brown color and a nice tan perfect two inch head. Very smooth and easy to drink, with some yeasty bread flavors like a sweetbread, with some cinnamon and brown sugar flavors, with just a little chocolate and toffee in the aftertaste. Perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 7, 2004
Dark, near brown in color, huge, mostly lasting tanned head. Aroma is malty, pretty spicy, slightly roasted and sweet with notes of alcohol. Medium and smooth body. Sweet, wine-like, a bit roasted flavor with notes of alcohol, toffee and dark chocolate. Very nice Belgi but maybe a bit too light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2008 (Bottled) Very dark brown wih a medium head. Aroma of rye-puddingy malt, lavender, rosemary, anise, orange-peel, and a touch of alcohol. Malt-accented, rye-puddingy, slightly sweet flavor with light herbs, anise, low bitterness, and fully hidden alcohol. Medium-bodied, soft and neutral palate. Overall a very smoothly balanced, malty brew. Not the most complex, but enjoyable and tasty - especially for the ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Pours with a large creamy head. Alot of the head remains and provides a very nice velvety palate. Aroma is mostly metallic. Flavor is hard to dissect but is a mix of mild dark fruit, tea, and cola. Something , I assume the carbonation or the alcohol, creates a tingle on the tongue that keeps the flavor lively. Nice beer if you take the metal out of the aroma it would be even better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hansen (6606) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2004
St Bernardus makes great beers. This one is not as powerfull as Abt. 12, but the aromas and flavors is the same. Lots of bread.

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